ASUS revealed its first handheld gaming PC, the ROG Ally, that aims to compete with the Steam Deck. The device runs on Windows 11 and features a custom AMD Ryzen chip, a 7-inch 16:9 1080p display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a sleek design.
The ROG Ally was first teased on April Fools’ Day, when ASUS released a trailer for the device that looked like a joke. However, it turned out that the trailer was actually real, having featured by YouTubers Dave2D and MKBHD, while ASUS themselves confirmed that it was developing the handheld gaming PC.
As a handheld, the ROG Ally is designed to offer a core gaming experience on the go, with the power to play most PC games at high settings and frame rates. It even has dual fans that keep the device cool and quiet while running demanding games.
The ROG Ally has some advantages over the Steam Deck, such as a higher resolution screen, a faster refresh rate, a thinner and lighter body, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also supports ASUS’ external GPU dock via USB-C, which can boost its performance even further. The handheld also runs on Windows 11, which means it can run any game or app that is compatible with the OS.
ASUS has not yet revealed the full specifications, pricing, and availability details of the ROG Ally. However, if you want to learn more about it, you can check out Dave2D or MKBHD’s videos about the handheld.
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